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Going After Cacciato

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Going After Cacciato is an anti-war novel written by Tim O'Brien and first published by Delacorte Press in 1978. It won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. O'Brien himself says that "Going After Cacciato is a war novel however this is a controversial idea due to the fact that the book is about a soldier going AWOL.." This complex novel is set during the Vietnam War and is told from the third person limited point of view of the protagonist, Paul Berlin. The story traces the events that ensue after Cacciato, a member of Berlin's squad, decides to go AWOL by walking from Vietnam to France, through Asia. Cacciato means "hunted"/"caught" in Italian.
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original title: Going After Cacciato
language: English
date of publication: 1978
genre: novel
main subject: Vietnam War
narrative location: Vietnam

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